Bachelor of Podiatry

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Faculty of Health and Medicine

Program Code

11692

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

UAC Code

  • 483900 - Central Coast (Ourimbah)

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus

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Description (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Podiatrists have a varied and interesting job caring for feet. Foot pain affects the young and old, sedentary and active people alike and can cause pain in the lower back and other joints by changing how you stand, walk and run. Foot problems also occur in association with many chronic diseases and podiatry intervention is vital to monitor and preserve foot health.


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Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you may be eligible.

Current Australian Year 12 Students:

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on ATAR or equivalent.

Non school leavers and previous Australian Year 12 students:

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on:

  • Previous Year 12 studies and/or
  • Higher education, tertiary, post-secondary qualifications and/or
  • Overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications.

International students currently undertaking:

* an Australian Year 12 in Australia

* an Australian Year 12 outside Australia

* an International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia

Apply for entry through UAC entry based on ATAR or equivalent

All other international students:

Apply direct to International Admissions - entry based on overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications, as well as satisfying English language requirements.

Students who completed their education in a non-English speaking country must have an IELTS of 7.0 on admission in line with University policy.


Assumed Knowledge (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Chemistry and Mathematics. Applicants who have not previously studied chemistry or mathematics are encouraged to take a bridging course in both before the commencement of the university year.


Selection Criteria (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Milestone:
  • National Police Certificate
  • Prohibited Employment Declaration
Additional Selection Criteria:
  • Current First Aid Certificate and NSW Department of Health Vaccination record.


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If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.


Honours (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) is available to students who achieve the required grade point average.


Practical Experience (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Students will complete more than 1000 hours of supervised practice in a variety of settings both locally and nationally and rural placements will be mandatory. Travel and accommodation for placements are at the students' expense, however, the University attempts to use placements where free or cheap accommodation is available. To comply with credentialing requirements, successful completion of nominated courses that underpin the program is required prior to commencing professional placements. Students will be required to purchase instrument kits.


Professional Accreditation (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Graduates of this program will be podiatrists, eligible for registration with the Podiatry Registration Board of Australia.


International Students (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Please be aware that the current standard English language competency for registration as a practitioner in your discipline in most states of Australia is IELTS 7.0.


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Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a audio/visual impairment will have difficulty pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student with such a disability to contact the Faculty to discuss the issue.

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the students responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more info.


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All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.

Prior to commencing clinical experience in year 2, students must meet the Faculty of Health requirements and have satisfactorily completed a First Aid Certificate.

Except with the permission of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, a candidate shall complete the program within five years of study from the date of commencement.


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The program comprises 240 units including:

  • 230 units of Core Courses and
  • 10 units of Elective Courses.

Students will also complete approximately 1,000 hours of supervised practice in a variety of setting both locally and nationally as part of the program. Rural placements are mandatory.


Transition Arrangements Back to top

HUBS1108 is replacing HUBS1105 until appropriate teaching facilities are available on the Ourimbah Campus. Once these facilities are available, HUBS1105 will be reinstated in the program. Only students enrolled in the Bachelor of Podiatry are able to enrol in HUBS1108.


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Back to topYear 1 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
HLSC1000Transition to Health Sciences Education and PracticeSemester 110 units
HUBS1108Musculoskeletal Anatomy for PodiatrySemester 110 units
HUBS1403Biomedical Science Part 1Semester 110 units
PUBH1080Studies in Population Health and Health PromotionSemester 110 units
HUBS1404Biomedical Science Part 2Semester 210 units
PDTY1202Fundamentals of Podiatry PracticeSemester 210 units
HUBS2203Introductory PharmacologySemester 210 units
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
HUBS2505Human Pathophysiology

Assumed knowledge is HUBS1403 and HUBS1404

Semester 110 units
PDTY2101Introduction to Podiatry Clinical Skills

Prior successful completion of HUBS1108 and HUBS1404.

Semester 110 units
PDTY2102Pharmacology in Clinical Podiatry Practice

Prior successful completion of HUBS1108 and HUBS1404. Assumed knowledge HUBS2203.

Semester 110 units
PDTY2103Advanced Foot Anatomy & Biomechanics

Prior successful completion of HUBS1108.

Semester 110 units
PDTY2202Podiatric Medicine

Prior successful completion of HUBS1108, HUBS1403, HUBS1404, PDTY2103 and PDTY2102.

Semester 210 units
PDTY2203Musculoskeletal and Sports Podiatry

Prior successful completion of HUBS1108, PDTY2103 and PDTY2101.

Semester 210 units
PDTY2204Professional Practice

Prior successful completion of HUBS1403, HUBS1404, PDTY2103, PDTY2101 and PDTY2102. Students must hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate.

Semester 210 units
PDTY2205Diabetes and Wound Management

Prior successful completion of PDTY2103, PDTY2101 and PDTY2102.

Semester 210 units
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Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
PDTY3101Advanced Paediatric and Adult Foot Management

Prior successful completion of PDTY2203, PDTY2204 and PDTY2205. Students must hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate.

Semester 110 units
PDTY3102Podiatric Surgery

Prior successful completion of PDTY2204 and PDTY2205. Students must hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate.

Semester 110 units
PDTY3103Podiatric Biomechanics

Prior successful completion of PDTY2103 and PDTY2203. Students must hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate to enrol in this course.

Semester 110 units
PDTY3104Podiatric Specialisations

Students must have successfully completed PDTY2103, PDTY2204 and PDTY2205 prior to enrolling in this course.

Semester 110 units
PDTY3201Seminars and Case Reports

Assumed knowledge is advanced podiatric theoretical and clinical skills. This course is not recommended for students who have not completed at least the second year of the B Podiatry program.

Semester 210 units
PDTY3202Advanced Podiatry Practice

Prior successful completion of PDTY3101, PDTY3102, PDTY3103 and PDTY3104. Students must hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate.

Semester 220 units
PDTY3203Specialised Podiatry Practice

Prior successful completion of PDTY3101, PDTY3102, PDTY3103 and PDTY3104. Students must hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate.

Semester 210 units
Back to topElectives (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 10 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.10 units
For more information on electives, including online electives, please visit the Electives page. (opens in a new page)